Welcome to the UW Medicine
Office of Healthcare Equity

At UW Medicine, we believe that healthcare is a fundamental human right and everyone should have the same access and opportunities for the best possible outcomes.

We are committed to transforming the way care is provided to eliminate inequities. Healthcare equity is not owned by one department or leader – everyone shares responsibility. We can all take action in our own spheres of influence and in the work we control.

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    Envisioning a Better Future for Residents and Fellows

    Byron Joyner, MD, created the Vision Fund in Graduate Medical Education to support diversity, equity and inclusion in residencies and fellowships. Read the full article here: https://give.uwmedicine.org/stories/envisioning-a-better-future-for-residents-and-fellows/

  • Sickle cell patients pressured to undergo unwanted sterilizations – STAT

    A woman’s experience with a pressured C-section and tubal ligation reveals the unsettling reality of coercive sterilization practices and racial bias in healthcare. Dive into her journey of regret, questioning […]

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    Social factors influence Asian Americans’ heart health

    Education, employment and other determinants may pose different cardiovascular risks across Asian subpopulations, a study shows. Read the full article here: https://newsroom.uw.edu/news-releases/social-factors-influence-asian-americans-heart-health

  • Rededication of the Eagle’s Spirit Totem Pole

    On May 11, the Eagle’s Spirit Totem Pole at UW Medical Center – Northwest was rededicated after being newly restored. Read the full article here: https://huddle.uwmedicine.org/totem-pole-rededication/


“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane.”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.